Suzuki Esteem, Swift 1994-02

Wheel Bearings

Print

Adjustment



The rear wheel bearings are a cartridge type design and cannot be adjusted.

The rear wheel and bearings assembly is a sealed unit design and cannot be adjusted.

Packing



  1. Apply lithium grease to the bearing races, bearings and oil seal lips.
  2.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Set the parking brake.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Brake drum, if equipped with drum brakes
     
    Caliper, carrier and disc, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     

  6.  
  7. Release the parking brake.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Spindle cap without deforming it
     
    Sealer from the spindle nut
     
    Spindle nut and washer
     

  10.  
  11. Using a brake hub removal tool and a slide hammer remove the hub from the spindle.
    NOTE
    The wheel bearing and hub are a solid unit. When the wheel bearing is found defective and it is necessary to replace it, replace the hub assembly.

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel hub, washer and a new spindle nut. Tighten the spindle nut to 108-144 ft. lbs. (150-200 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Coat the spindle nut with sealer
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Spindle cap
     
    Brake drums, if equipped with rear drum brakes
     
    Brake caliper carrier and disc, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     

  6.  
  7. Depress the brake pedal with about 66 lbs. (30 kg) of force 3 to 5 times to obtain proper drum/rotor to shoe/pad clearance.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheel and tighten the lug nuts to 36-58 ft. lbs. (50-80 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Check to ensure that the brakes are free from dragging and that proper braking is obtained.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Set the parking brake.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Rear brake drums
     

  6.  
  7. Use a brass drift and knock the wheel bearings from the drum assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a hammer and drift to remove the wheel bearings from the hub-Swift

  8.  

To install:

  1. Position the inner wheel bearing on the drum with the sealed side facing out. Using a rear wheel Bearing Installer 09913-76010, install the rear wheel bearing. Install the wheel bearing spacer into the drum.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Wheel bearing installation-Swift

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Outer wheel bearing with the sealed side facing out, using a wheel bearing installer
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the space in the brake drum in between the wheel bearings to about 40% capacity with wheel bearing grease.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Brake drum
     
    Spindle washer and a new spindle nut. Tighten the spindle nut to 58-86 ft. lbs. (80-120 Nm).
     

  8.  
  9. Coat the spindle nut and the spindle dust cap with sealer.
    NOTE
    When installing the spindle cap, hammer lightly several times on the collar of the cap until the collar comes closely into contact with the brake drum. If the fitting part of the cap is deformed or damaged or if it fits loose, replace the cap with a new one.

  10.  
  11. Depress the brake pedal with about 66 lbs. (30 kg) of force 3 to 5 times to obtain proper drum to shoe clearance.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  
  15. Check to ensure that the brake drum is free from dragging and proper braking is obtained.
  16.  

With Wheel Hubs
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Set the parking brake.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Rear brake drums
     

  6.  
  7. Use a brass drift and knock the wheel bearings from the drum assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a hammer and drift to remove the wheel bearings from the hub-Swift

  8.  

To install:

  1. Position the inner wheel bearing on the drum with the sealed side facing out. Using a rear wheel Bearing Installer 09913-76010, install the rear wheel bearing. Install the wheel bearing spacer into the drum.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Wheel bearing installation-Swift

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Outer wheel bearing with the sealed side facing out, using a wheel bearing installer
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the space in the brake drum in between the wheel bearings to about 40% capacity with wheel bearing grease.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Brake drum
     
    Spindle washer and a new spindle nut. Tighten the spindle nut to 58-86 ft. lbs. (80-120 Nm).
     

  8.  
  9. Coat the spindle nut and the spindle dust cap with sealer.
    NOTE
    When installing the spindle cap, hammer lightly several times on the collar of the cap until the collar comes closely into contact with the brake drum. If the fitting part of the cap is deformed or damaged or if it fits loose, replace the cap with a new one.

  10.  
  11. Depress the brake pedal with about 66 lbs. (30 kg) of force 3 to 5 times to obtain proper drum to shoe clearance.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  
  15. Check to ensure that the brake drum is free from dragging and proper braking is obtained.
  16.  

Without Wheel Hubs
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Set the parking brake.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Brake drum, if equipped with drum brakes
     
    Caliper, carrier and disc, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     

  6.  
  7. Release the parking brake.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Spindle cap without deforming it
     
    Sealer from the spindle nut
     
    Spindle nut and washer
     

  10.  
  11. Using a brake hub removal tool and a slide hammer remove the hub from the spindle.
    NOTE
    The wheel bearing and hub are a solid unit. When the wheel bearing is found defective and it is necessary to replace it, replace the hub assembly.

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel hub, washer and a new spindle nut. Tighten the spindle nut to 108-144 ft. lbs. (150-200 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Coat the spindle nut with sealer
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Spindle cap
     
    Brake drums, if equipped with rear drum brakes
     
    Brake caliper carrier and disc, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     

  6.  
  7. Depress the brake pedal with about 66 lbs. (30 kg) of force 3 to 5 times to obtain proper drum/rotor to shoe/pad clearance.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheel and tighten the lug nuts to 36-58 ft. lbs. (50-80 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Check to ensure that the brakes are free from dragging and that proper braking is obtained.
  12.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo